Thursday, 2 August 2012

Flowers, Bacon and Taping-Teddies.

What exciting things can I tell you today? Well, let's start with worldly topics eh? That blonde chap got stuck on a rope, some one won some chocolate coins on ribbons and somewhere someone did something wrong. Think that's up to date on world news, the weather today has been sunny then drizzly followed swiftly by a massive down-pour and then some more glorious sun! We have eaten, we have put the Mini Troll to bed, I have sat and read and Big Troll has been gaming. How utterly thrilling is all that eh? 

So that's the most basic of things out of the way at least. 
Had an interesting last few days, not been feeling the cheeriest of bunnies, which has meant that Mini Troll and I have done the bare minimum of going out, it would be unfair to force my glumness on the general population I'm sure you'll agree. However we have had a fun few days, we have destroyed the house daily, eaten scrummy food and made lots of mess. We have had lots of fun with bubbles and crayons and celotape, though not all together!

Today I met up with Red, Dotty, Princess, G and Red's older child. After popping into the post office to post a well over due parcel to my lovely friend who I shall call Ms Hull, Red's son and I with babies wandered down to catch up with Red who had "Gone to the cash machine." Which actually turned out to be the florists, where she came out and produced a big bunch of beautiful flowers with a flourish. To cheer me up. She's not seen me in days and yet knew I needed something lovely. The flowers are now happily sitting brightening up the living room looking very nice indeed. I very much appreciated them and her. So if you read this, thank you again!

After surprise flowers we went to our usual haunt and met up with Dotty and G and had a nice breakfast. Which other than G, Princess and random child managing to somehow collapse a bank of seating and fall into the hole was relatively uneventful but very enjoyable. A brief walk through town, good byes said and then home (just in time to miss the massive downpour.) After that Mini Troll and I vegged out reading books, playing with celotape and teddies and cooking dinner. Mini Troll even cut up a carrot for dinner for us, technically he just hit some sliced carrot with his wooden knife from his kitchen set, but he looked very proud of himself!

We have recently been trying what order to do the mass of things to the house in. Our final decision for what we'll be doing next is ....... *drum roll* the bathroom!! We've picked tiles, we've discussed what we're going to do and I've called the window company to come and quote us for some new window. I look forward to the room being finished so that we can move onto yet another part of the house. It's never ending! Part of me wishes we rented, but I'm eternally grateful for the fact that Big Troll owned his house before I met him. Getting onto the property ladder at this point would be so difficult with the sums of money companies want for the deposits. However I dream of a nice 4 bed semi or detached, with at least a back garden if not a front one too, ooo and parking! That would be fantastic! A bigger house would mean that we could think about making more Trolls! Though goodness knows what that one would be nicknamed! 

We were planning to spend my birthday with my family in Yorkshire, however after a *mix-up* with holiday days we now aren't. So we shall be down here and there better well be damn cake! (Not baked by me!!) Really disappointed but it can't be helped. We are going to see them soon afterwards I hope. When I'm up there I also intend to go and drink copious amounts of tea at the houses of friends who I haven't seen in too long, so be warned!

Tomorrow Mini Troll and I shall be off on our travels, well we're going for a walk and then we're off to my in laws to see my mother in law and co. We had my Granddad-in-laws funeral a week ago tomorrow. It was a nice service with a large turn out. My sister in law wrote a beautiful piece about him and his life and all the obstacles he had over come, and my cousin in law sang a song, and it was stunningly beautiful! Both ladies did so well, they should be proud of themselves, I am certainly proud of them as I'm sure the rest of the family is too. I said it before and I shall say it again, Granddad will be very much missed. My in laws have been so strong and have dealt with everything so well, I hope they know that if they need anything they only have to ask. This is the song that my cousin in law sang, her version was so much more touching than the original and fitted perfectly with the man it was dedicated to. 

We had some friends stay last weekend, and they brought their dog. Mini Troll loves that beasty! He would have kept her given the chance I suspect, as would I if truth be told! I'd kill (not literally) for a dog, and theirs  has such a sweet temperament and was so well behaved that I could happily have Dog-napped her myself! As is tradition when there is a dog present Mini Troll tried to ride it, lick it, crawl with it and generally turn himself into a puppy. This is super cute and I could watch him do it all day! (As long as I had lots of tea!) It was smashing to see the ladies again, and hopefully we shall see them again soon! 

Seeing them makes me think about all the other lovely friends that we have, and how I would love to see them more often. We have friends spread out all over the world, and seeing them all often would be impossible, but the more local ones (UK) we will make more of an effort to see. 

I don't think I have much more to say at the moment, so I shall wish you all a good night and hope that your weekend comes swiftly and lasts a long time! 
Take care. 

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